A B.C. driver earned themselves a sizeable ticket after trying, and failing, to pull a fast one on police.
The driver wasn’t speeding, they weren’t driving impaired and they didn’t run a red light.
They were simply trying to hide the fact that their insurance had expired, which may not be as dangerous as the offenses listed above, but is just as illegal.
In order to mask the fact that they had no insurance, the driver figured a well placed blanket would do the trick.
Sadly for them, a random blanket covering up your insurance tag is just as likely to draw the attention of cops than driving with no insurance in general.
And that’s exactly what happened, as Vancouver Police Department Cst. James Hooper pulled the car over and shared the story on Twitter.
Irresponsible motorist: “The cops will never figure out I have no insurance with this blanket covering my insurance tag.”— Constable James Hooper (@4Echo13) March 2, 2019
Me: “Here’s your $598 ticket.” pic.twitter.com/RelmNwQYjh
“Irresponsible motorist: ‘The cops will never figure out I have no insurance with this blanket covering my insurance tag.’”
“Me: ‘Here’s your $598 ticket.’”
Not only did they get ticketed, but their car likely had to be towed to the nearest place where they could buy insurance, since it’s illegal for it to stay on the road uninsured.
Either way, it was an expensive day for driver, but hopefully they learned a valuable lesson about trying to trick professionally trained police officers.